Defining and Documenting Medical Necessity

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Documentation is a necessary component of patient care. The scrutiny on home care is high and all clinicians must be clear as to what is “skilled care” and how to document the indispensability of the services provided. In this session we will discuss Medical Necessity and outline the documentation requirements for supporting it.

*Approved for 1.25 contact hours. This is a single online training purchase option within the Basic Training: Home Health Edition Series.
*Fazzi Associates, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Contact hours awarded until 3/31/18.

This presentation has been reviewed and approved for contact hours by: Net Education Design, Inc., PO Box 203, Kennedale, TX  76060.  Recognized as a Continuing Competency Approval Agency by the Physical Therapy Board of California. Contact hours awarded until 2/25/19.

Nancy Buseth, RN, PT
Nancy is a Senior Consultant for Fazzi Associates, Inc. She has had 14 years of home health experience ranging from staff therapist to Director of Rehabilitation and Director of Referral Management and Community Relations. She was the team leader for a Service Excellence program for patient satisfaction and also a member of the Performance Improvement team. Her experience also includes OASIS education for both therapists and clinicians, along with therapy documentation training. She has done hundreds of record audits for OASIS compliance and accuracy and education for staff reviewing records. She has led projects for Fazzi Associates involving dozens of agencies for both Therapy documentation and OASIS compliance. She has published two articles for Caring Magazine and Home Health Line. She has been a speaker at both the National and State level for home care. She was a core member for a Care Navigation team within a hospital system to decrease re-hospitalizations. She worked as an RN in the field of Geriatrics prior to getting her Physical Therapy degree.
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Minimum quantity for "Defining and Documenting Medical Necessity" is 1.


1.1 hrs

Contact Hours: Nursing, Therapy

Topics: Documentation

Skill Level: Beginner

Instructor Name : Nancy Buseth